For fans saddened by the deactivation of the USS Enterprise (CVN 65), take heart, a new USS Enterprise will sail the seas!
The good news was delivered by Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, in a video played at the deactivation ceremony.
Mabus announced that CVN 80, the third ship of the new Gerald R. Ford-class carriers would be named Enterprise. This would be the ninth American ship to be named Enterprise.
Don’t expect to see the new USS Enterprise until 2025 though. It is slated to replace the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69).
To see what the new Big E is expected to look like, click on the thumbnail below. More pictures of the deactivation ceremony can be found at the referring site.